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Doug Jewsbury | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 9, 2013

Doug Jewsbury

Words Manager
   United Kingdom
  |   Pittenweem, Fife
  |  10:25 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $19

I've been making my living from writing for many years - so I must be doing something right. A copywriter and copy-editor, I thrive on variety. I have an enquiring nature and very good general knowledge, so - with a little research if necessary - can turn my hand to writing about most things. If it's anything to do with planes, ships or trains, I might not even need to do the research.

My native flavour (flavor?) of English is British, but I'm quite at home with the US variety too.

I previously worked for many years in software...

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Copywriting - product reviews
Web content for self-catering accommodation
http://www.elieholiday.co.uk
Article on proposed expansion for London's airports
Article on St Andrews, Scotland
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Skills (4)

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English Spelling
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Technical Writing

Service Description

The things that I can do for you are:

Copywriting
I'm a wordsmith and purveyor of sentences. I have verbs; I have nouns; I have objects, both direct and indirect; I have relative clauses, both restrictive and non-restrictive; I have adjectives and adverbs, and some of the finest prepositions available. In the next drawer down, for when the going gets tough, I keep a healthy stock of antiphrasis, metaphor, hyperbole, litotes, meiosis, irony and more. And I'm not afraid to use them - any of them - in your name. In short, I write effective, imaginative copy for all manner of purposes.

Whatever you're writing, and whatever the medium, you have to work hard to pull in your audience and, having pulled them in, hold them there long enough to tell them what you want them to know. Lastly you need to leave them with the message, whether it's a call to action or a shift in their opinion or attitude. With so much competition for people's attention in these days of jabbering media, it's not an easy task. But if it were easy, it wouldn't be worth doing.

Copy-editing
You've got it written. You've already done the most original and creative part. Now you just want to make sure that it's polished and lubricated and ready to be rolled out to an admiring audience. That's where I can help you. I can remove any grammatical or orthographical blemishes, any bumps or dents in the body, any unevenness in the action, any excessive gas emissions, so that your text can impress the way it deserves...

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Employment

Self-employed
Web / copy-editor
2003 - Present
Working in the publishing industry, editing books
Self-employed
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
1999 - 2003
Conducting classes in English for employees of various companies and for private individuals.
Britannia Building Society
Analyst programmer
1996 - 1999
Development and maintenance of customer relationship management systems.
British Rail Business Systems
Analyst programmer
1991 - 1996
Development and maintenance of personnell and payroll systems.

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